STYLE GUIDE: Warsaw

March 11, 2017

 

#czesc

#dziendobry

#kochamcie

 

 

I'm throwing it out there: 

 

 

WARSAW, and POLAND for that matter, has got to be one of Europe's BEST KEPT SECRETS

 

 

#beautifulcountry

#beautifulpeople

 

 

Why did I not visit this country any SOONER

 

 

#stupida

 

 

I literally JUMPED at the chance I got to visit, and am NOT TURNING BACK

 

 

 

 

 

Although I'd love to come back in the SUMMER, Warsaw in the winter is equally as STUNNING.. 

 

 

WARSAW ESSENTIALS:

 

  1. Wander down towards Old Town Warsaw and visit Market Square, making sure you grab locally made wooden SOUVENIRS.

  2. Head to the top of one of Warsaw's TALLEST buildings, the Palace of Science and Culture, and take in an amazing 360 degree view of Warsaw.

  3. Wear sweatpants and INDULGE in SUMPTUOUS traditional Polish cuisine by eating at Zapiecek and Chlopskie Jadto.

  4. Shop till you drop by taking advantage of BARGAINS found at Zlote Tarasy Warszawa, a mall with the greatest fashion finds!

  5. Visit the monument of Poland's GREATEST composer, Chopin, and revel at special concerts held during the summer. 

  6. Fall GRACEFULLY on the ice in winter by ice skating at the PGE National Stadium.

  7. Start your nightly BAR CRAWL at the communist-themed bar, Pijalnia Wodki i Piwa, and try SHOTS of every flavour of the local vodka Soplica or a PINT of the local beer Tyskie all for 1 EURO each!

 

 

 

 

I also got the chance to spend a night in nearby Lodz, and was amazed at how this formerly industrial city is transforming itself into a MODERN ARCHITECTURAL DREAM.. 

 

 

Take a look at how this textile factory has TRANSFORMED into a lively culture and arts center that is now known as Manufaktura:

 

 

 

 

LOVE beer you say?

 

 

#hellyeah

 

 

Why not grab a Grzaniec (Grzane Piwo)? 

 

 

#whatsthat

#saywhat

 

 

Well it's Mulled Beer (much like Mulled Wine)! It's a hot beer that's mixed with spices, honey, and lemon.. 

 

 

#likereally

 

 

My personal FAVE was the raspberry version: hot beer with raspberry and cinnamon!

 

 

#amaze

#gimmegimme

#gimmemore

#hiBritney

 

 

 

I was never much into beers, but Grzaniec was perfect considering the -8 DEGREES CELSIUS we were experiencing outside!

 

 

#wimp

#youwontcashmeousside

#imAussieforgiveme

 

 

HOW TO MAKE IT AT HOME:

 

 

 Piwnica Rycerska 

 

 

NOW WHAT ABOUT THE FOOD?

 

 

#omg

#veryimportantquestion

 

 

Can I just say...

 

 

FOOD COMA!

 

 

Polish cuisine is another secret I wish I'd have discovered YONKS ago!!

 

 

Take at look at these PUPPIES that you can grab at Zapiecek:

 

 

 

And this POLISH FEAST at Chlopskie Jadto:

 

 

 

#nomnomnom

#whatdiet

#dietstartstomorrow

 

 

Here's a quick rundown of what you HAVE to try when you're in town:

 

 

  1. Pierogi (Dumplings, usually filled with sauerkraut and/or mushrooms, meat, potato and/or savory cheese - fried or boiled)

  2. Golabki (Cabbage leaves stuffed with spiced minced meat and rice or with mushrooms and rice

  3. Barszcz Biały (Sour rye and pork broth with cubed boiled pork, kielbasa, ham, hard boiled egg, and dried breads)

  4. Bigos (Stew of sauerkraut and meat)

  5. Golonka (Stewed pork knuckle)

  6. Placki Kartoflane/Ziemniaczane (Potato pancakes usually served with sour cream)

 

 

One of my most memorable moments in Warsaw was going up to the top of the Palace of Culture and Science to take in an AMAZING 360 degree view of Warsaw City..

 

 

 

#upwego

#notafraidofheights

#hiMum

 

 

 

 

So what did I wear to SHIELD myself from the wintery -8C?

 

 

 

 

OOTD 1 (Manufaktura, Lodz):

 

OVERCOAT: H&M Biker Jacket (Black)

 

PANTS: H&M Skinny Jeans (Dark Grey)

 

SHOES: COS Leather Boot (Black)

 

ACCESSORIES: Black Knit Scarf by GANT

 

 

 

 

OOTD 2 (Palace of Culture and Science):

 

OVERCOAT: COS Dark Grey Knit

 

PANTS: H&M Skinny Jeans (Dark Grey)

 

SHOES: Tan Chelsea Boot (Aldo)

 

ACCESSORIES: Zara Tan XL Scarf

 

 

 

 

 

OOTD 3 (Downtown Warsaw):

 

OVERCOAT: Zara Grey Knit Oversized

 

PANTS: Zara Black Skinny Jeans

 

SHOES: Grey Chelsea Boot

 

ACCESSORIES: Black Knit Scarf by GANT

 

 

 

 

So whats the verdict?

 

 

KOCHAM CIE POLSKO!

 

 

#iloveyoupoland

#hiddengem

#europesbestkeptsecret

 

 

Bogaczewicz

 

 

#dziekuje

#thankyou

 

 

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